Robert Lewandowski is still pushing for a move to Real Madrid this summer, despite Bayern Munich appearing to put their foot down on the matter.
The Spanish side have cash to burn after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a deal worth £100m and, having lost their main goal threat, would jump at the chance to sign a player who grabbed 41 goals in 48 matches last season.
The chances of that happening have been played down by Bayern’s new boss Niko Kovac, who insists that the player is not for sale.
However, according to Marca, Lewandowski is still continuing to push for a move, with his agent Pina Zahavi having held talks with representatives in Madrid.
The 29-year-old – who is contracted at Bayern until 2021 – feels his time in the Bundesliga has come to a natural conclusion, having spent four years at Borussia Dortmund before moving to the Allianz Arena in 2014.
A move this summer still seems far off, though, especially given Kovac’s latest words.
‘There’s nothing new with Robert, it’s clear that he will not leave this club because we have a top striker and we certainly do not want to relinquish him or give him away,’ he told Sky Sport Germany.
‘We want to achieve a lot with him. He is a great footballer, who has achieved a lot in the Bundesliga, scored many goals and now in the new season certainly he will score many goals.’
‘It’s true that Robert toys with going elsewhere. Only [he has] one thing he likes, the other is what we like to do.
‘Robert has a contract – I do not know how long – and he will certainly stay as long as possible here.’
The Poland striker is still to meet back up with Bayern Munich following his World Cup exploits with Poland.
He posted a picture on Tuesday morning with a group of friends in Warsaw, with his future still in the balance.